Welcome to Berkeley City Ballet

A community non-profit for 44 years.
Directed by Elizabeth Godfrey since 2000.

 «Berkeley City Ballet is the best school to learn real ballet. It is the most thorough and consistent ballet program in the East Bay»

BCB will be closed for the Pre-Professional Classes on May 21, Malcolm X Day.
BCB will be closed for all classes on May 28, Memorial Day.


Registration for Session 5 is open!
Classes for Session 5 begins June 18

Session Dates 2017-2018:
Session 1: September 5-November 11
Session 2: November 13-January 20 (8 weeks, fees adjusted automatically upon registration)
Session 3: January 22-March 31
Session 4: April 9-June 16
Session 5: June 18-August 25

New Exciting Classes:

~BCB Boys Program free Classes for Boys: fees adjusted automatically upon registration
Boys Ballet 4-7yrs: Saturday 9:30-10:15 with Raymond Tilton- formerly with San Francisco Ballet
Boys Ballet 8-12yrs: Saturday 10:30-11:15 with Tai Vogel

~Teen/Adult Drop-In Classes:
Beginning/Intermediate Adult/Teen Ballet: Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 with Raymond Tilton - formerly with San Francisco Ballet
Pay by class, $15/class (cash preferred)

~Summer Dance Camps (weekly) Register now: more information
June 18-22
June 25-29
July 2-6
July 9-13
July 16-20
July 23-27
Aug 13-17
Aug 20-24

Registration and all transactions for BCB are easy to do, just click on «To Register» to begin!
  • Once registered, there are no refunds. Please read our Financial Policies.
  • All Pre-Ballet/Ballet Basics students must wear the required class uniform.
  • Pre-Ballet/Ballet Basics uniforms available to purchase online in your student account from our School Store
  • Free, unlimited, parking in neighborhood residential area. Strictly No parking in the BCB lot, this is reserved for staff only
  • More detailed info under Classes-Schedule & Tuition


Congratulations to BCB Students for their acceptance into Summer Programs and Colleges:
Anabel Costa: UC Santa Barbara in Dance and International Environmental Studies, BCB Teacher Training Program
Emily Chung: Cal Poly in Architecture, Joffrey Ballet Chicago Summer Program
Eva Halasz: Gelsey Kirkland Academy Summer Intensive
Sarah-Lynn Oiknine: American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive
Ysabel David: Lines Summer Intensive, BCB Teacher Training Program
Mateo David: San Francisco Ballet School Summer Intensive
Sophia Morbidelli: Private Coaching Intensive with Raymond Tilton at BCB
Sara Leyser: BCB Teacher Training Program


Established in 1974 as a non-profit, Berkeley City Ballet remains a consistent and enduring part of the city of Berkeley.

For forty three years Berkeley City Ballet has created a safe, caring environment for students of all ages and levels to learn to dance and to perform. Students often begin lessons at a young age and grow up in our school. This gives them a special community, committed to them for the long-term. In this community they gain skills, not only in ballet and dance, but  also discipline, focus, respect, confidence, bravery, team-work, and poise. All of these skills support the student for a lifetime. Berkeley City Ballet believes that learning to dance well can also be fun and that each student can gain immensely from this art form.

Berkeley City Ballet is committed to our mission of bringing cultural enrichment, as well as an awareness and appreciation for the art of dance, to the diverse East Bay.


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